The year 625 B.C.

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June, 12, 625 B.C.:
Ecbatana Becomes Median Capital


The Median king Hoakhtar chose Ecbatana as the capital. Long after the Median empire was overthrown, Ecbatana remained one of three capitals of the Achaemenid empire. Hoakhtar's father, Phraortes started wars against Assyria, but was defeated and killed by Ashur Banipal, the king of Assyria. Hoakhta... Read Full Article:

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